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Once More Unto The Breach

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more As modest stillness and humility:Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage; Then lend the […]

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History Legends & Myths

Big Al ~ The Man Who ..,

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Military Aircraft Science and Technology WW2

The Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire, the Battle of Britain and The Few in World War Two

R. J. Mitchell Aeronautical engineer Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE, FRAeS, was an English aeronautical engineer, who worked for Supermarine Aviation. Between 1920 and 1936. He designed the Supermarine Spitfire World War II British fighter aircraft of ‘Battle of Britain’ 1940 fame. And, possibly, almost for certain; the best designed,  most maneuverable and the most effective aerial dog-fighting […]

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1960s Japan Movie Weird Worlds

Yojimbo ~ Akira Kurosawa~ Japan ~1961

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a […]

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1970s Asia Japan Legends & Myths Weird Worlds

Japans Nippon TV 1970s ~ Monkee Magic

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1980s crime Movie Science Fiction United States of America

Nice shootin son, whats your name? Murphy

Paul Verhoeven’s violent, subversive sci-fi film’s is now regarded as an all-time sci-fi classic and in my modest yet well informed opinion of ’80’s sci-fi classics more than three decades later one of the best movies ever made.., This brill movie certainly rates among one of the most entertaining of this decades brilliant movies of […]

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1400s England Legends & Myths Middle Ages War WordPress

The Battle of Agincourt circa 1415

In the Words of the world famous English Elizabethan 16th. Century playwright, William Shakespeare’s historical retelling of the much earlier 1415 legendary English historical victory over the French in the 100 Years War at The Battle of Agincourt ‘Henry V’ play, written in the late 1590s; King Henry V claims that the memory of British […]

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1980s Television United Kingdom (UK) Weird Worlds

BBC2s The Young Ones circa 1982

BBC2s The Young Ones circa 1982 – Studentville UK~ Rik Anarchic Spotty Git ~ Neil the Hippy Vivian off his Rocker Punk ~ Cool Kid Mike and the Bloody Brilliant Bowloskis written and presented by Alexi Sayle, Rik Mayall and Ben Elton.

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Culture Legends & Myths

‘With half a pint of poison’

Unquestionably rare grave unique in all England. And a 300 year old unsolved murder case in my home town where this gravestone gives a tantalising clue to it’s victims chillingly evil killer in the picturesque village in North Staffordshire.

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1960s Culture Science and Technology United States of America

Kennedys 1962 Moon Speech

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1940s Britain Culture Science and Technology War WW2

Dam Busters

The men from many anti-nazi nations of  ‘The Dam Busters’ – RAF 617 Squadron led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson were lauded as heroes after the infamous raid in 1944. and Guy Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Dam Buster raid. Guy Gibson’s men needed to fly specially […]